There is something I want to know and I haven’t found a good solution yet. I would like to have a service similar to something like a “simplified quickbooks online” merged with ProfitWell.
Something that would connect to Braintree (or Stripe for others), pull the current data, and let me enter some of my own additional data (subscriptions not processed via the processor, costs, etc). The dashboard would show not just MRR/ARR and SaaS metrics, but also a simplified financial statement: P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow.
Before you say “but that’s what accounting does”: it’s not the same thing. I need a planning tool, to manage my business, that is always up to date. I would like to recognize income on a deferred basis, and have a way to look closely at the ongoing profitability of my business, as well as plan investments. This quickly becomes difficult with pre-paid SaaS subscriptions, where you might end up with lots of cash one month, but much less the following month. It isn’t even clear how much you can spend.
I’m currently doing some of this in a spreadsheet and feeling the pain.